On Location Vacations

November 2008

12.1.08 Filming Locations

by Christine on November 30, 2008 · 10 comments

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Men Who Stare at Goats is filming on Volcan Rd (I think in Albuquerque, NM). (Thanks Callie!)

Kings is filming at 121st and Broadway in NYC.

Law and Order is filming at a driving range at Chelsea Piers, NYC.

Law and Order: CI is filming around Mott St. between Mosco St. and Worth St in NYC. (Thanks Amy!)

Ugly Betty is on Broadway between Murray and Barclay Streets in New York City. (Thanks Yosef!)

Boogie Town is filming at 1111 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is filming at JFK (term.4?) and Monk is filming on Willow St in L.A. See all the details in my Jaunted column here.

(Gossip Girl is in studio as far as I know.)

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Travel Inspiration: Christmas!

by Christine on November 27, 2008 · 0 comments

in Travel Inspiration

Here’s a list of our favorite holiday movies that also happen to provide travel inspiration if you are looking to get away for the holidays.

Miracle of 34th Street

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is not only the setting for the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street but also an unforgettable experience everyone should have!


A Christmas Story

Cleveland, OH is the real home of A Christmas Story. The house used in the film is now open for tours and after a tour you can stop by Higbee’s Department Store to say hello to Santa.



It’s A Wonderful Life

Though Bedford Falls is a fictional locale, the residents of Senaca Falls, NY say director Frank Capra modeled the town after their quaint village. On the weekend of December 12-14 Seneca Falls has it’s annual celebration of the It’s a Wonderful Life. Actors will reenact scenes from the film, there will be a special screening of the movie, and children dressed as angels will ring bells throughout town, signifying another angel getting its wings.

The Holiday

Filmed in L.A. and Surrey, England, this movie always makes us want to spend Christmas in a cozy English cottage. The Rosehill Cottage used in the film doesn’t actually exist. The house was a fiberglass set built in a field in Shere, a village on the River Tillngbourn in Surrey, England. But don’t worry, we tracked down the real cottage they modeled the set after. Here’s information on that house and luckily it is available for rental year round!

For more Christmas getaway ideas, check out our Holly Jolly Road Trip!

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11.27.08

by Christine on November 26, 2008 · 1 comment

in Daily Filming Locations

As far as we know, not much is filming over the next few of days so we’re taking some time off. If you have any tips, please leave them in a comment below. We’ll be back Sunday will more locations!

If you are thankful for OLV, please consider donating!

Have a great weekend!

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Jeff Daniels and Lisa Kudrow have been filming in Montauk, NY.

We’re not sure what this movie is, but there is an open casting call for extras in the San Antonio, Texas area.

Here’s more on one of the filming locations used in the movie Australia. And here’s even more about how to have an Australia themed getaway. Budget Travel Magazine voted Australia the Most Travel Inspiring Movie of the Year!

Looks like Toledo will be the location for Kikk and Nass.

The Hallmark movie Moonlight and Mistletoe, which debuts this weekend, was filmed in Chester, VT. (Thanks Ann!)

The Beast has wrapped filming in Chicago. And Edge of Darkness has wrapped in Boston.

December 3rd is the deadline to enter GenArt.

Finally, since this is a time for thanks and giving, we thought we would share some links to a few of our favorite charities, please check them out. And we wanted to let you all know again, how thankful we are for all of the great tips, pics, and emails we get from all of you, thank you! Have a great holiday weekend!

Operation Photo Rescue

St Jude’s

ASPCA

Clothes Off Our Back

Toys For Tots

Charity Buzz

Feeding America

P.S. If you have a blog, please give these great charities (and OLV!) a shout out! Thanks!

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Celebrity Obsession

by Christine on November 26, 2008 · 0 comments

in Featured Essays

I’ve been interviewed a few times in the past month or so about OLV. As expected, due to the nature of our site, I inevitably am asked about celebrity obsession, the paparazzi, the draw of seeing stars, and other related issues surrounding our fascination as a culture with celebrity. So I thought it might be something worth exploring in our essays section. To start things off, I’ve collected a series of links below to a few thought provoking articles about celebrity in western culture. Take a look and stay tuned for more in this new series.

Seeing by Starlight

Divine Trash

Celebrity Obsession Reduces Fear of Death

The Fascination with Celebrity Women in Crisis

Sight Unseen

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Yet Another Set of Gossip Girl Pictures

by Christine on November 26, 2008 · 1 comment

in On Location Photos

The first three pics were taken on the Gossip Girl set by Paige, the last pic is of Melissa and Leighton at The Palace on Friday. Thanks for the pics!

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11.26.08 Filming Locations

by Christine on November 25, 2008 · 11 comments

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A Single Man is filming at 140 Orange Grove, South Pasadena, CA. (Thanks Malia!)

Men Who Stare at Goats is filming at Albuquerque Gun Club again and on 1-40-98th St Exit in New Mexico. (Thanks Callie!)

Law and Order: Criminal Intent signs spotted on the following: 68th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, Park Avenue between 66th Street and 68th Street, and 66th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue in NYC. (Thanks Ilya A!)

Rescue Me is filming on 14th between 7th and 8th in NYC. (Thanks Leslie!)  

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is filming at E 89th and Park in NYC.

UPDATE:

The Unusuals is filming from 5th to 8th Street & 2nd Ave to Ave B in NYC. (Thanks Dr!)

Solitary Man (with Danny Devito, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fischer, and Micahel Douglas) is filming today on Madison Ave. between 84th and 86th Streets in NYC. (Thanks Yosef!)

Damages today is filming near W. 53rd between 6th and 7th Avenue. Also some trailers on W. 54th between those same avenues. (Thanks Cindy!)

As far as we know, not much is filming over the next couple of days so we’re taking a couple days off for the holiday. If you have any tips, please leave them in a comment below. And don’t forget if you are thankful for OLV, please consider donating! Have a great weekend!

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